People watch their leaders. This is especially true when it comes to spiritual leaders. The life of a spiritual leader is under the microscope 24/7.
Consider John Wooden’s observation, “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”
Sadly, we live in a culture where we are afraid to hurt someone’s feelings, or offend them. Therefore, we tend to be more concerned with the way others see us, than developing the right character.
There needs to be a good balance in the way we approach relationships.
If we focus on our character, the rest has a way of working out appropriately.